Collection: Al-Aqsa Dome Of The Rock

Al-Aqsa Mosque or al-Aksa1 is the largest mosque in Jerusalem. It was built in the 7th century on the Temple Mount and is part, with the Dome of the Rock, of a group of religious buildings built on the esplanade of the Mosques (Haram al-Sharif).

According to Muslim tradition, the second Caliph Omar ibn al-Khattâb2 began to build the mosque in 637 at the sacred site from where the Prophet Muhammad had risen to heaven during the night journey.